Books by Debbie Levy

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2019

"Powerful storytelling of a not-so-distant past. (epilogue, authors' notes, photos, timeline, sources, bibliography, further reading) (Verse memoir. 9-14)"
An autobiographical account in verse of a teen pioneering school desegregation in the South. Read full book review >
SOLDIER SONG by Debbie Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A moving tale of ordinary soldiers in a great conflict who find solace in music. (notes on the war, the battle, the song, Civil War timeline, bibliography, quotation sources) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
One song was embraced by both sides of the very bloody conflict: "Home Sweet Home." Read full book review >
I DISSENT by Debbie Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Read this and be inspired to work for justice through the legal system. (author's note, photographs, notes on Supreme Court cases, bibliography, quotation sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Speak purposefully and carry a big legal pad. Read full book review >
DOZER'S RUN by Debbie Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Owners of goldendoodles, Maryland residents and families with runners will find this story touching. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this true story, a goldendoodle named Dozer runs away from home and then runs a half marathon, becoming a celebrated canine mascot and fundraiser for cancer in the process. Read full book review >
WE SHALL OVERCOME by Debbie Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"A slice of musical Americana celebrating community protest against injustice. (timeline, sources, recommended Web recordings, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
An inviting introduction to a spirited and spiritual anthem. Read full book review >
IMPERFECT SPIRAL by Debbie Levy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 16, 2013

"This poignant novel loses its way. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The accidental death of a young child touches the lives of others in ways they never expected. Read full book review >
THE YEAR OF GOODBYES by Debbie Levy
POETRY
Released: March 16, 2010

"An immensely powerful experience that needs to be read with an adult. (Poetry/nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Writing for modern readers about the Holocaust is fraught, and when children are the intended audience, the difficulties can be insurmountable. Read full book review >